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Patient care can improve with technology in nursing homes

05/09/2016

A significant part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act was the $25 billion invested in health information technology (IT) to improve quality and efficiency in health care. However, nursing homes did not receive the same level of investment in technology. A research from the University of Missouri shows increases in IT can lead to potential improvements in health care quality measures.
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Study finds connection between chronic pain and anxiety disorders

02/09/2016

New research provides insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offers a potential target for treatment. The study's findings, show that increased expression of PACAP - a peptide neurotransmitter the body releases in response to stress - is also increased in response to neuropathic pain and contributes to these symptoms.
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Stopping exercise decreases brain blood flow

31/08/2016

New research led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers examined cerebral blood flow in healthy, physically fit older adults before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found a significant decrease in blood flow to several brain regions, after they stopped their exercise routines.
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Telemedicine could improve eye exam access for people with diabetes

31/08/2016

Electronic eye exams could become popular in the U.S. among patients who see them as an easy way to visit the eye doctor. After a nationwide telemedicine diabetic screening program in England and Wales, for example, diabetic retinopathy is no longer the leading cause of blindness there.
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NIST study provides voice for evacuation needs of mobility impaired

29/08/2016

A new study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) detailing the challenges faced by people with mobility impairments during emergency evacuation from multistory buildings.
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